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Kentucky officials add construction management scholarship

Dec. 07, 2022 04:03 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials have introduced a new construction management scholarship for students to attend any of five state schools. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the scholarship is available to students focusing on a four-year construction management...

Colorado expert hired as New Mexico education adviser

Dec. 01, 2022 15:09 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has hired an expert from Colorado to serve as her education policy adviser as the state struggles to reverse a long-term trend in which the majority of public school students fall short of reading and math standards. ...

Two men from India drown at Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks

Nov. 28, 2022 15:11 PM EST

LAKE OZARK, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have identified two men who drowned at Lake of the Ozarks as natives of India who were students at St. Louis University. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Sunday that the victims were 24-year-old Uthej Kunta and 25-year-old Shiva Kelligari,...

Student uses new health lessons to help teacher in emergency

Nov. 24, 2022 01:04 AM EST

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Sweet and confident are two words that best describe Crestwood High School junior Saravia Wright. The 17-year-old is a first-year student in the health science career cluster program at Sumter Career and Technology Center and talked this week about how she...

NC veteran finds his true calling as a teacher

Nov. 19, 2022 00:13 AM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Over the last eight years, Christopher Simmons has turned his classroom at Meadowlark Middle School into a safe space for students with special needs. “If they need anything,” he said one afternoon after the last of his students filtered out of his...

School district to pay $15.75M over teen's asthma death

Nov. 17, 2022 23:48 PM EST

YUCAIPA, Calif. (AP) — The mother of a 13-year-old girl who died from an asthma attack at a Southern California school will receive $15.75 million from the school district, their lawyers announced. The Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District in San Bernardino County agreed...

School performance scores at pre-pandemic levels

Nov. 16, 2022 18:46 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 1.8 point increase in the performance score for Louisiana public schools brings the overall state score up to pre-pandemic levels, state education officials said Wednesday. Figures released by the state Department of Education put the state performance...

Havasu husband and wife teachers fired for OnlyFans content

Nov. 11, 2022 11:47 AM EST

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A Lake Havasu City couple who are both teachers have been fired for purportedly making sexually explicit content on school grounds for the subscription platform OnlyFans. The Today's News-Herald reports Lake Havasu Unified School District officials...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Nov. 08, 2022 07:23 AM EST

Kansas City Star. November 5, 2022. Editorial: Missouri and Kansas kids’ test scores dipped. That’s no reason to attack public schools A recent report from the National Assessment of Educational Progress shows a major dip in math and reading test scores, including...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Nov. 08, 2022 07:14 AM EST

Kansas City Star. November 5, 2022. Editorial: Missouri and Kansas kids’ test scores dipped. That’s no reason to attack public schools A recent report from the National Assessment of Educational Progress shows a major dip in math and reading test scores, including...